Accession Number : ADA298559

Title :   Resource Planning and Resource Allocation in the Construction Industry.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE

Personal Author(s) : Mendoza, Charles E.

PDF Url : ADA298559

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : Today, construction projects are more complex than ever before. Thousand of tasks must be precisely controlled if a project is to run smoothly, on time, and in budget. The completion of a construction project requires the judicious scheduling and allocation of available resources. Manpower, equipment, and materials are important project resources that require close management attention. The supply and availability of these resources can seldom be taken for granted because of seasonal shortages, labor disputes, equipment breakdowns, competing demands, delayed deliveries, and a host of associated uncertainties. Nevertheless, if time schedules and cost budgets are to be met, the work must be supply with the necessary workers, equipment, and materials when and as they are needed on the job site. The basic objective of resource planning and resource allocation is to supply and support the field operations so that established time objectives can be met and costs can be kept within the construction budget'. It is the responsibility of the project manager to identify and schedule future job needs so that most efficient employment is made of the resources available. The project manager must determine long-range resource requirements for general planning and short term resources for detailed planning. He must establish which resources will be needed, when they must be on site, and the quantities required. The project plan and schedule may have to be modified to accommodate or work around supply problems.

Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIES, *CONSTRUCTION, *ALLOCATIONS, *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, REQUIREMENTS, JOBS, MANAGEMENT, EMPLOYMENT, SITES, EFFICIENCY, LONG RANGE(TIME), COSTS, SEASONAL VARIATIONS, MANPOWER, RESOURCES, MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, BUDGETS, SUPPLIES, SHORTAGES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE